Steven Bonorris is a Lecturer in Law and previously served as the acting director of the Center for State and Local Government Law at UC Hastings College of the Law. Prior to coming to Hastings, he worked for the U.S. Department of the Treasury as an Honors Attorney, and for the U.S. Congress. He also co-founded a non-profit research group in Washington, D.C., and worked as a management consultant at the Corporate Executive Board.

During his time at Hastings, he has taught courses on the law of climate change, the legislative process, and public Law and policy, as well as conducting a wide variety of research into topics including the implementation of AB 32, the Global Warming Solutions Act, for the California Air Resources Board. In recent years, he has researched the legality and potential structure of municipally owned financial institutions.


Bonorris is a graduate of Harvard College and Law School and the Harvard School for Boys in North Hollywood, California.



  1. Harvard Law School 1989


  2. Harvard University

    A.B., Philosophy

Selected Scholarship

  1. Environmental Justice in the Laboratories of Democracy 2010

    Natural Resources & Environment

  2. Digital Money: Electronic Cash May Make Sense 1998

    The Futurist


  1. Public Law and Policy
  2. Public Law and Policy Working Group
  3. Legislative Process